Dentures at Le Mars Dental Center
Dentures are designed to mimic the appearance and function of a patient’s missing natural teeth and are carefully crafted to match your smile’s appearance. Le Mars Dental Center utilizes both partial and complete dentures for patients. Your provider will discuss the best option for you.
Full dentures are prescribed to patients who are missing all teeth in either the maxillary (top) or mandibular (bottom) arch. Your dentist will likely fit you with a set of immediate (temporary) dentures that can help avoid the discomfort of living without teeth as your mouth heals. Once the mouth heals, conventional dentures can be made.
Fixed, or semipermanent dentures are also available in some cases. Dentures are anchored by implants and offer a comfortable, more permanent solution.
A partial denture can be removable and fills in the spaces left by missing teeth. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored bases connected by a framework and attached to your natural teeth.
Missing teeth can also affect self-esteem and the ability to interact with friends, family and coworkers.